Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Could gray water help to keep landscapes green?

With water resources becoming scarcer, Texas A&M AgriLife Research ornamental horticulturist Dr. Raul Cabrera is working to determine the feasibility of using gray water to irrigate home landscapes. Gray water is the “soapy” water left after tap water has been run through a washing machine or used in a bathtub, bathroom sink or shower and does not contain serious contaminants. Cabrera said irrigating with gray water could reduce household landscape water use by up to 50 percent, depending on the size, type of landscape plants used and geographical location.
Irrigating with gray water has the potential to reduce
household landscape water use by up to 50 percent.

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